I finally got my backside in gear (or maybe it was I stayed home for a change) and put up my fall decorations. Ahhhh! Did a bunch of yard work getting things ready for winter. Having a lawn service cut the yard all summer it was a great feeling to get out there and get my hands in the dirt. I have been a slug lately once I arrive at home and it felt good to be outside working in the yard. The trade off of not doing the yard work all summer was to be able to enjoy the yard and deck and pool so much more this past year. My vote to Mr. W. is to repeat this next year. (More about Mr. W. in a future post. All I can say here is MEN!) The over seeding I did last month is really making my yard look awesome. I imagine a Google Earth view in real time would show me as the greenest house on the block! Not too house proud here and don't look too close. There are still a few patches of crab grass I need to eradicate.
I was able to dig out all my veggies from this summer and man, I hated to do that. So many tomatoes just waiting to get that blush of red on them from the sun. But alas, calling for frost and I will be out of town for 8 days and then it will be November and so on. Need to look up at recipes.com something neat to do with all the green tomatoes I picked before I pulled that plants.
|From above at (almost) the same spot with the zoom|
|My side door greeters|
Here are some of my fall decorations.
|I love the little slate and can't decide were I want to display it. What appears 'blue' is really more purple.|
|A quickie from Pine Mountain that I finished a couple years ago and forgot I had it!|
|In my dining room.....a scary place near my scary looking orchids!|
|I like adding little things that you might not notice the first time past.|
|This looks better at night -- glowing and eery.|
|I hope I don't scare the cat from going upstairs.|
|Are they the cutest? I have some at work on the glass behind my desk. I think I will try to laminate a few to put on the front step outside.|
|"Ike" my fern, inside for the winter. He thrives outside each summer.|
|Laying on crocheted gloves - a recent thrift store find.|
Last by not least - for Angela - who asked what I use the crushed walnut shells for....I prefer to use them to 'stuff' pin cushions and the like. They give a pin keep or cushion the feel of a bean bag. They are good for weighting things you may wish to stuff and finish as a stand up. Cleaned, crushed walnut shells are available at pet supply stores. I think they are used to lizard cages(?) but the problem is you need to buy a 25 lb. bag. Unless you can get some friends together to split the bag, it is worth picking them up when you see them in manageable sized packages.